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So unless you played on the beginner hill all day what was your actual max speed? I hit 30mph on a Ride Crush just a few weeks ago...
It was my first run on the board and was not sure what to expect. I reset the GPS before this run started and the max speed was 30mph near the end of the short run. I stayed on this easy green for the time I was riding that day (about an hour before work) to get a feel for the board and what to expect. It's very different from my proto and legacy. It turns on a dime and feels much more stable than the proto on bumpy crud. All my boards are wides.

After this run it was obvious the saw was a rocket so for the remaining time I tested its ability to control and maneuver, switch and spin etc. Everything was great until I started to go really slow. Slow is when this board wants to catch an edge. I'm not a park rider and not into jibbing etc so can't comment on its performance in that regard. A few days later I tested it in pow (messed up with video, i.e. turned gopro off instead of on since I can't see remote well without glasses lol). It worked well in pow. Wet slow snow, pick another board from quiver, like proto.

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Saw a guy with a brand new ripsaw at Boyne my last trip up. Nice looking board. Had a short chat with him, checking out the board etc. i just got a quick look at it but It seemed to me that the crc was quite a bit more subtle on the saw compared to my proto. Do you find that to be the case?
Yes absolutely. It also flexes different than the proto, I wouldn't call it stiff like my legacy more of a solid feeling with flex in the places you want it. It is also better than proto on ice, which I had the misfortune to ride on today.

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Yeah I know. There were little kids learning on that green and just standing around or moving slowly so I didn't open it up till after I passed the instructor and child at about 1:02 into the video. I took it over some bumpy crud near the end of the video during a toe side transition to test stability as you can see and it rode flawlessly. So the point is the saw is a Rocket even on easy terrain. The snow was hard but no ice.
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So that's Whitefish ski resort looks like hmm. OP,have you and CASSMT rode together yet?

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So that's Whitefish ski resort looks like hmm. OP,have you and CASSMT rode together yet?
lol

This is what I remember Whitefish looking like

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This is what I remember Whitefish looking like

DAMN! now THAT is better!

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lol

This is what I remember Whitefish looking like

Yeah, when your off the little green lol. One thing that happened on my first day with saw is I was not really looking ahead like I should and hit a chicken head that bounced down the mountain presumably from one of those snow ghosts. I saw it at the last second and braced to hit it. Fortunately the saw cut right through it.

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So that's Whitefish ski resort looks like hmm. OP,have you and CASSMT rode together yet?
I saw him on here but have not ridden with him as of yet. We just moved to Whitefish in July and I started riding for the first time three months ago. Never skied before either and I turn 60 this year and only have one lung. I ride almost everyday and until this week was taking lessons from the resort's top board pro every week. Wish I had started riding sooner, I love snowboarding more than any other sport I've gotten into. I really like the Never Summer boards. I met an old style rider (Damon bar tender at Hell Roaring saloon) whose been riding since the 80s and has gotten into and out of more tree wells than I thought was humanely possible. He told me he has 19 boards in his garage that he has broken riding in trees. He now rides a legacy for last three years and told me before that he would go through one board every year. Sad that season coming to an end. I live 20 minutes from mountain but this week rented condo so I can be on the mountain as much as possible before close of season.

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I saw him on here but have not ridden with him as of yet. We just moved to Whitefish in July and I started riding for the first time three months ago. Never skied before either and I turn 60 this year and only have one lung. I ride almost everyday and until this week was taking lessons from top board pro every week. Wish I had started riding sooner, I love snowboarding more than any other sport I've gotten into. I really like the Never Summer boards. I met an old style rider (Damon bar tender at Hell Roaring saloon) whose been riding since the 80s and has gotten into and out of more tree wells than I thought was humanely possible. He told me he has 19 boards in his garage that he has broken riding in trees. He now rides a legacy for last three years and told me before that he would go through one board every year. Sad that season coming to an end. I live 20 minutes from mountain but this week rented condo so I can be on the mountain as much as possible before close of season.
Happy to hear your lovin' snowboarding it's for all ages! well, at least you have a forum member that could ride with you someday and show you some goods,plus that bartender would be a great hook up too. I hope someday i could go up there and ride that stuff,just need to win the lotto

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